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I will start of with an overview of what I'm trying to do:

I need to compress some files in a Spanning Zip archive of no more than 90MB each file... I need to make the spanned files compatible with WinZip, however, that is giving me problems. if I create a solid archive with 7zip command line it works with winzip no problem, however, if I use the spanning feature in the 7zip command line it makes files like "file.zip.001" "file.zip.002" and so on and they will not open/extract with winzip. I would normally just use WinZip command line, however, my company is skimpy and will not spring for the extra cost of the version with command line options...

Is it possible to do what I'm asking with 7zip? or is there another free application that I should use to accomplish this?

Here is the code that I have currently for 7zip:

"C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" a -tzip -v90m C:\temp\test.zip C:\temp\files\*

Any Ideas?

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...same as before.

I try to open the resulting files with WinZip and get the error:

"Cannot open file: it does not appear to be a valid archive"

(Opening with 7zip works fine though...)

anything else I can try?

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anything else I can try?

If I am not mistaken "original" ZIP (and winzip) name files as:





file.zip (LAST file)


Split ZIP files are typically written to the same location

and are subject to name collisions if the spanned name

format is used since each segment will reside on the same

drive. To avoid name collisions, split archives are named

as follows.

Segment 1 = filename.z01

Segment n-1 = filename.z(n-1)

Segment n = filename.zip

The .ZIP extension is used on the last segment to support

quickly reading the central directory. The segment number

n should be a decimal value.

You should check 7zip if it has an option to follow this naming/splitting convention.....


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